We've had a busy start to 2015 this month with millions of new records added and exciting new features introduced...

New Search Navigation

Following on from your feedback, we've introduced some brand new features to our search facility. Record categories will now be listed along the left-hand side of your screen when you're searching, making it easier and quicker for you to find what you're looking for. When you perform a search you'll see the number of matches per category and sub category in the menu on the left of your screen. The new search is in beta form at the moment so you'll be given the option to opt-out on each screen if you'd prefer to use the original search.

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Unique new records for finding your Great Famine ancestors

We celebrated Irish Family History Day on January 23rd and marked the occasion with over 7 million new Irish records. The new collections include the fascinating Poverty Relief Loans 1821-1874, which detail the poorest families in rural Ireland before, during and after The Great Famine. Discover your ancestors amongst the pages of this poignant throwback to the harshest time in Ireland's history.

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The 1911 Census of Ireland now on Findmypast

With over 4 million records covering the entire island, Ireland's Census of 1911 is the ideal starting point for anyone tracing their Irish family roots.  We have added some exciting new additions to improve the accuracy of your research including the ability to search for more than one household member at a time.

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Win a World Subscription

Be in with a chance of winning a 12 month World subscription by entering our competition. Simply email your answer to this question to competition@findmypast.ie

Where in Ireland was Jerry Callaghan recorded as a guarantor or witness to a poverty relief loan in 1845?

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